As, I know that, when Lord Rama broke the Shiva-Bow,and for that reason Lord Parsuram came to the hall and challenge to the Lord Rama to war with him?Did they don't know each-other before that incidence they both are Visnu avatar ? anyone have some idea about it?.

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  • Thanks for your reply brother, But it is totally different, my confusion is lord parsuram knew that lord rama is Vishnu avatar, before challenging him..? Jun 1, 2016 at 11:04
  • @ShreeKrishna Similar questions (see this and this) were already asked regarding Rama, so I'd suggest to make this a question just about Parashurama. Else it might be closed as a duplicate. Jun 1, 2016 at 16:37
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    Jun 2, 2016 at 11:52
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There are different types of avataras - purna & avesha . Source

  • purna avatara (Rama) - Lord himself
  • avesha avatara : These itself are of 2 types :
    Parashurama (all powers of Lord endowed within a jivatma)
    Kartaviryarjuna (some powers of Lord endowed within a jivatma)

These are in decreasing order of shakti, so Rama defeated Parashuram who defeated Kartiviryarjuna.

So, yes, Parashurama realized that Rama was a purna avatar after he grabbed vishnu dhanus from him, and offered all his tapas to Rama realizing that his time was over, then went for more penance in mountains.

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    You should cite sources. Jun 1, 2016 at 0:29
  • @ram Do you have any source?. it is not perfect answer. Jun 1, 2016 at 6:58
  • @ram, please remove your answer othewise you will get downvotes. Jun 1, 2016 at 12:47
  • @ShreeKrishna, here is one source. but that is not my main source, it is the best I could find on the internet. If you know tamil, you can listen to Velukkudi Krishnan swamin's Dashavatara upanyasam, where he explains the types of avataras.
    – ram
    Jun 1, 2016 at 21:58

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